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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 7th August, 2018)

Hawthorn Rise


Hawthorn Rise
Part of the new housing estate being built where Whelley Hospital used to be.

Photo: David  (Canon SX240)
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Comment by: Ken R on 7th August 2018 at 00:18

Nice photo David, this could almost be a gated community, but where is the moat and the drawbridge?

Comment by: DTease on 7th August 2018 at 00:47

Good grief!

Comment by: Sue on 7th August 2018 at 07:02

I've fond memories of working as a cadet nurse at Whelley Hospital in summer 1975, hard work but carefree at the same time.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th August 2018 at 07:48

I worked there at the Hospital as an Auxilliary nurse from 1975-1985..hard work but I loved it..thank you David,

Comment by: Mick on 7th August 2018 at 08:06

Its nice to see that they have kept the Whelley wall

Comment by: Philip G. on 7th August 2018 at 08:52

Compacted soil, by builders' toil, and lovely merchant-goods
Upon your yawn, but dreading scorn, first plant those tasty spuds?

Comment by: kath on 7th August 2018 at 09:06

WoW! mum used to live at Bottling Wood but I've not been down there years. Nothing stays the same

Comment by: DTease on 7th August 2018 at 15:02

It's a lovely wall Mick. Although if it was six feet higher it would be a blessing to us all.

Comment by: Sue on 7th August 2018 at 16:50

Maureen did you have short sandy hair in those days ?

Comment by: Beryl on 7th August 2018 at 18:56

I also remember Whelley hospital, I was a third year student nurse working mostly on nights for my allocation. Interesting but fond memories. Long shifts ands usually on my own for the greater part of the night

Comment by: Maureen on 7th August 2018 at 21:09

Sorry Sue,I must add that Sister Adejedi was the Sister on Gee Ward.I added her because I liked her.

Comment by: Maureen on 7th August 2018 at 22:18

Sue,one of my comments seems to have gone amiss,so I'll repeat it. My hair was auburn more than sandy,I was on Philips Ward,was known as Mo.when .I first started it was Sister Curless,then Sister Edgar,then Sister Smith and lastly my friend Val Naylor.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th August 2018 at 14:39

Sue,you seem to have disappeared,do you remember any of these Sisters,which Ward were you on.

Comment by: Johnny on 16th August 2018 at 10:26

Maureen, still got your nurses uniform? ;-)

Comment by: Maureen on 16th August 2018 at 13:43

No Johnny I haven't,they've got to be handed back when you leave...and the cap.

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